Lady Parts Justice
Lizz Winstead, co-creater and former head writer of The Daily Show, founded Lady Parts Justice League in collaboration with Arun Chaudhary and Scott Goodstein. She sought to leverage her experience in comedy and broadcasting in order to help destigmatize abortion, while calling out misogynistic politicians and rallying voters to fight back against anti-choice legislation.
Around the same time, Michigan State Representative Lisa Brown was barred from speaking on the floor of the Michigan State House when she used the word "vagina" in arguing against a transvaginal ultrasound bill. When asked what she should use instead, the Speaker of the House suggested instead using "lady parts," citing that it was less offensive. In honor of Lisa Brown, "Lady Parts" Justice League was formed.
Lady Parts Justice in the New World Order Docuseries
Lady Parts Justice in the New World Order premiered in December 2018 in New York City. The docuseries follows Lizz Winstead and the Lady Parts Justice team across their Vagical Mystery Tour, a 16-city comedy tour. The series follows comedians on the road, using political satire infused with advocacy to reframe the priorities and goals of engaging audiences. The team shows clinics fighting for survival, and attempts to correct beliefs that Roe v. Wade still protects a woman's right to choose and addresses restrictive legislation in 31 states across the U.S.
The docuseries is directed, produced, and written by Ruth Leitman, with support from Rachel Rozycki, DeAnna Cooper, Ellen Barnard, Gordon Quinn, Betsy Steinberg, Alanna Schmelter, and Andrea Raby. The series was produced by Kartemquin films.
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